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, the american people. this is the top secret room deep inside the corridors of the u.s. capitol where the final negotiations will take place in a stunning break from tradition democratic leaders will forego the conference process to merge the bills. secret deliberations will likely be held behind closed doors. that brings us to our headline tonight: democracy in hiding." the seem was developed by nancy pelosi and harry reid drawing heavy fire from republicans who along with you the american people will all be locked out of these deliberations. not only is this breaking traditions, democrats like president obama he's breaking a promise. remember when the anointed one said this about health care negotiations during his presidential debate. >> not negotiating behind closed doors but bringing all parties together. and broadcasting those negotiations on c-span so the american people can see what the choices are. >> sean: the president is not alone. harry reid is changing his tune now he finds himself in the majority. remarks he made 2006 about the importance of conference committees. >> at least in
, the american people. now this, is the top-secret room inside of the us capitol. the final negotiations take place. in a stun break from tradition democratic leaders will reportedly for go formal public conference process to merge the bills. instead, secret deliberations will likely be held behind those closed doors, and that brings us to our headline tonight. democracy in hiding. the scheme developed by house speaker nancy pelosi and senate majority leader harry reed drawing heavy fire from republican who's will be locked out of these deliberations. and now, not only is this breaking traditions, democrats like president obama, well, he's breaking a promise, remember when the anointed one said this about health care negotiations during his presidential debate? do you remember this? >> not negotiating behind closed doors but bringing all parties together and broadcasting those negotiations on c span so american people can see what choices are. >> now, the president is not alone. harry reed changing his soon as well, now take a look at his remarks that he made back in 2006 about the importance
of transparency? and u.s. efforts to put the economic squeeze on iran are dealt a may a juhljor set-back. all this plus the fox all-stars right here, right now. ♪ ♪ >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. not good enough. that's the message the national security community got today from president obama. following what he referred to as a screw-up. allowing a man to try to blow up an american airliner on christmas day. senior white house correspondent major garrett reports on the president getting tough with his team. >> reporter: president obama delivered a harsh grade and gave agencies on the front line battling terror stern new instructions. >> time and again we learned quickly piecing together information and taking swift action is critical to saying one step ahead of nimble adversary so we have to do better. and we will do better. we have to do it quickly. american lives are on the line. >> reporter: mr. obama met for two hours with the anti-terror team and though he promised accountability, no heads rolled. he said the problem wasn't the information on bombing suspect umar fa
your time with us today. log on to our web site for that after the show show. >> see you. patti ann: what one respected analyst called signs of a coming tsunami for democrats. bill: in the past 24 hours three renowned democrats all say they will not seek byron dorgan will retire, bill ritter will not seek a second term in november and chris dodd bailing out on his race. larry sabato is from the university of virginia, center for politics. welcome back here. you posed a good question to producers this morning, is this coincidence or january panic, which one is it, a ambassador o? -- a or b? >> there's panic, no question about it. there's a fourth one as well, bill. the democratic nominee presumptive for governor in the big state of michigan, lieutenant governor john cherry, also just dropped out. he couldn't raise money. think about that. the democrats control michigan, lock, stock and barrel. their choice to succeed a 2-term democratic governor has just had to drop out because he can't raise money. that's not a good sign whon the -- on the whole. bill: you mentioned michigan look at
us -- >> been very candid about the fact that what we were in possession of in different places and what ultimately was not analyzed up through the chain in order to make the necessary connections to prevent and disrupt this from happening. >> the negotiations that are taking place, the two bills, the house and the senate, why not have a formal conference? why? >> you can ask the leaders of congress, either there or when they are there. jon: that is robert gibbs. a couple interesting notes. the review concerning the breakdown of what happened on the failed christmas day bombing will be out tomorrow. we should get a number of answers when that comes out. i also want to draw your attention to the bottom box, that is colorado governor bill ritter announcing right now that he will not seek a second term in the fall. it is another top democrat that is deciding to step down versus possibly being voted out in the fall. big development in political world. we have much more on this coming up. jane: clearly the pieces on the chessboard are changing today in a very big way in politics. gov
, making the majority in the u.s. senate a little more ten tenuous. two democrats, connecticut senator chris dodd and byron dorgan expected to retire, dodd expected to hold a news conference about an hour from now conforming reports he won't run for reelection in november. shannon bream is keeping an eye on this live from washington. this has to be giving the gop and its supporters a boost going into the 2010 mid-term elections, shannon. >> you are certainly right, jon, it gives them a shot in the arm but top republicans say they were not surprised to see key democrats stepping aside, saying they know the public backlash about what they've been doing in washington and across the country is coming, here's what michael steele told us this morning. town halls are coming back to bite, and that bite is going to get a lot stronger as we go through the course. >> and he went on to say, hey, when you stand in front of your constituents, they are upset and you're ignoring them or talking on a cell phone or asking them for their i.d. before you answer questions, you're going to get yourself in t
number of detainees released from guantanamo bay take up arms again, against the u.s. democrats lose a second senator in two days. we will have fox team coverage on who is quitting, why and what it means for this fall's election. the i.r.s. prepares to take a closer look at your tax preparer. all that, plus the fox all-stars right here, right now. ♪ ♪ >> bret: from washington, i'm bret baier. new report says terror suspects released from guantanamo bay prison are much more likely to return to the old ways than we thought. national correspondent catherine herridge look at the numbers and what they mean. >> reporter: at least one in five detainees has returned or is suspected of returning to the battlefield according to three knowledgeable sources familiar with the pent review. this is a significant jump from april when pentagon officials confirmed one in seven detainees was back in the fight or 14%. pentagon spokesman would not comment directly on the report because it's classified but after being peppered with questions he did not deny the rate is climbing. >> we have done two re
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